As I mentioned last week, Sir Elton John is sharing one of his concert videos for free for the next few weekends as a fundraiser for his foundation, which is expanding its usual work with AIDS/HIV patients to include all the negative impacts related to COVID-19. This weekend’s show (which becomes available at 3:00 PM EST today, July 31 and will be up for 72 hours) is his 2000 concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC.
Here is his description of the concert:
Elton’s favorite venue to perform in, a band 15-strong with long-time members and newcomers alike, a star-studded line-up of guest artists (Billy Joel, Mary J. Blige, Ronan Keating, Bryan Adams, Anastacia, Kiki Dee), and a set list of hits from every corner of his amazing career. What more could a fan ask for? Those in attendance still speak about these shows – this video is in fact a combination of two evenings at MSG – with great fondness and the surprise addition of The Beatles’ “Come Together”, a song Elton had never played live before, only adds to the concert’s fan status. (Look for John Jorgeson’s ‘Yellow Submarine’ guitar!)
My son and I had a really good time watching last week’s Brazilian concert, so I think we’ll watch this one as well. What will we eat while we watch? I’m wavering between New York Pizza or New York corned beef sandwich. I guess I’ll see what my son thinks….
After 3:00 PM EST, you can watch the concert by clicking above, or go to Sir Elton’s Youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gykLebFoK1s.